Burkina Faso showcases African films at festival

African cinema is a growing market, estimated to be worth two billion dollars a year, and the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou is showing off more than 160 examples.


Bollywood actor Kader Khan dies

Tributes pour in for Afghan-born actor who featured in more than 300 films.

Bollywood actor Kader Khan dies

Asia Pacific

Crouching Tiger star to donate $715m fortune

The 63-year-old, who is reportedly worth $715m, says he and his wife want to give the money to charity after his death.

Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat vows to donate his entire fortune


At Havana film festival, Cuban filmmakers fight censorship

Pushing the boundaries despite strong censorship, thousands turn out to see this year's offerings at the Havana international film festival.


Actor Kevin Hart withdraws as Oscars host after homophobic tweets

In tweets posted several years ago, Hart made several homophobic remarks that led to the controversy and withdrawal.

Actor Kevin Hart withdraws as Oscars host after homophobic tweets

Arts & Culture

Qatar hosts sixth Ajyal film festival highlighting local cinema

The festival highlights local Qatari filmmakers as well as international films from over 30 countries.

The Listening Post

Russia's big patriotic screen: Making films for the motherland

Russia's cinematic efforts to produce patriotic films and documentaries.


Bollywood and MeToo: Film industry lifts sexual abuse taboo

From violence and harassment to the gender pay gap and intimidation, abuse is widely reported. But is anyone listening?

Bollywood and MeToo: Film industry lifts sexual abuse taboo


Charles Aznavour to the East of his Eden

Charles Aznavour, the French Viguen Derderian or the Armenian Abdel Halim Hafez, died at age 94.

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Asia Pacific

Busan film festival launches after boycott ends

Over 320 films from 79 countries will be screened over the next 10 days in South Korea.

United States

Michael Moore compares Donald Trump to Hitler in his new film

The US activist and filmmaker has released Fahrenheit 11/9, the sequel to his controversial film about George W Bush.


Ten Days Before the Wedding: The rebirth of Yemeni cinema

Yemen's first locally produced film in years is proving to be a hit with audiences and critics alike.


Venice Film Festival: Organisers sign gender parity pledge

The Venice film festival has followed in the footsteps of Cannes and signed a gender parity pledge.


Venice film festival: 75th annual celebration begins

Lights, camera, action: Venice rolls out the red carpet for its Film Festival and Al Jazeera takes a sneak peak at this year's contenders for the Golden Lion.


Crazy Rich Asians: Watershed moment for representation?

The film 'Crazy Rich Asians' is the first major Hollywood production with an all-Asian cast in 25 years.

Crazy Rich Asians: Watershed moment for representation?